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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 345

    A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE URNS, NOW MOUNTED AS LAMPS

    CIRCA 1805, MADE FOR THE RUSSIAN MARKET

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    A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE URNS, NOW MOUNTED AS LAMPS
    CIRCA 1805, MADE FOR THE RUSSIAN MARKET
    Each urn with a tapering cylindrical body mounted with a classical figure and a naval shield, surmounted by sea putti, the cover mounted with crustaceans, with a dolphin-form spout and the handle in the form of a winged classical maiden, on a waisted socle mounted with grapevines, above an octagonal pedestal mounted with further sea horses, dolphins and swans, now mounted as lamps, drilled and wired for electricity
    41¼ in. (105 cm.) high including fitments, 32½ in.(82.5 cm.) high, the urns (2)


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